• Ivan Volkov

Ivan Volkov/

Multidisciplinary artist

Ivan Volkov works with such media as sculpture, painting, graphics, and also carries out actions that later exist in the form of photographic documentation.

In his artistic practice, the artist reflects on the problems of the precariat: a socially unsettled stratum of society that does not have full guaranteed employment. It is the representatives of this class who are most often the main characters of fictional scenes in which their daily life is recreated. However, Volkov does not simply transfer what he sees to canvas, fabric or drawing paper; his typical technique is to bring a single situation to the point of absurdity by replacing familiar realities with diametrically opposed ones. Moreover, the laconicism of the artistic language helps to fit all the paradoxical components into a single organic canvas.